Since 2006 the HSRG has developed many industry focussed research projects in the field of energy storage. The group is currently involved in several Australian Research Council projects including discovery projects, linkage projects with industry, and an Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for the Global Hydrogen Economy (GlobH2E). The group is also working with a Swedish company (Texel) in developing thermochemical batteries through a Global Innovation Linkage grant through the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources.
Together with fundamental corrosion research, our work includes fit-for-purpose qualification of materials and chemicals, localized corrosion and environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) studies, tribocorrosion, evaluation of corrosion inhibitors, microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), corrosion under insulation (CUI), under deposit corrosion (UDC), top and bottom of the line corrosion, as well as testing to Australian and international standards and custom adaptations to meet specific needs. The Curtin Corrosion Centre also provides a consultancy service, involving Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) working in specialist areas.
The HSRG conducts fundamental and applied research at the forefront of the field of energy storage and materials characterisation. The group is currently involved in a wealth of research covering many aspects of energy storage research including: solid-state hydrogen carriers for export, hydrogen permeation and corrosion, hydrogen sensing, hydrogen storage materials for transport applications, thermochemical energy storage using both metal hydrides and metal carbonates, electrochemical production of energy storage materials, electrochemical testing and production of battery materials, solid state electrolyte design and chemical synthesis, carbon-based materials for the hydrogen economy, Schlenk-line chemistry, Manometric gas uptake, design and construction of specialised equipment for the detection of gases and gas uptake, high pressure gas measurements exceeding 1000 bar, technoeconomic analysis of energy storage, production and export, hydrogen storage for heavy vehicles, hydrogen refuelling, high temperature gas containment and corrosion, finite element modelling of thermal systems, and hydrogen-rich carriers including methane and ammonia.